North London band Gengahr has been around for a while now, with their fans eagerly awaiting the release of their debut album, A Dream Outside through Transgressive Records on June 15th. To make the wait more bearable, they’ve gifted us ‘Heroine’. It’s a romantic, intoxicating melody perfect for fans of Little Comets or the reclusive D.I.D (formerly known as Dog Is Dead).
Frontman Felix Bushe’s mellow vocal has the same lingering quality as Orlando Weeks, of Maccabees fame, and yet Gengahr’s sound remains distinctly their own. There’s a feverous quality to the melody, which is modestly psychedelic in nature, but it never overwhelms the poignant lyrical “you can be my heroine / all I ask is that you wait for me”.
An emotionally fragile narrative paired with an assertive groove is a definite recipe for success, and if ‘Heroine’ is anything to go by Gengahr’s debut is going to be impressive, to say the least.
Article by Beth Kirkbride